San Bernardino County Area
Community Health is central to our mission because healthy communities are where people thrive. Like our approach to medicine, our work in the community takes a prevention-focused, evidence-based approach. In pursuit of our mission we go beyond traditional corporate philanthropy and grant-making to leverage our internal resources with our physician expertise, clinical practices, health education expertise, and technical assistance. Our commitment to community includes a robust engagement process that lifts the voice of community members and highlights priority health needs in our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and 2019 Community Engagement Summaries (CES). Through this process, Southern California Kaiser Foundation Hospitals identified urgent social and economic factors that negatively impact community health.
Based on the CHNA findings, the 2020 – 2022 Implementation Strategy (IS) Plans for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals apply a health equity lens to outline our commitment to invest, partner, and drive change to improve the health of individuals in communities we serve. The Kaiser Foundation Hospital IS plan is unique to this service area, the high-level focus areas and strategic priorities we aim to address in partnership with community organizations are listed below:
Access to Care: We are committed to a) increase coverage, access, and utilization of health care services for populations that are underserved, uninsured, and/or underinsured, b) improve and build the current and emerging workforce to meet the primary care needs of the community, and c) improve the capacity of healthcare systems to provide quality healthcare, including interventions to address the social determinants of health.
Economic Opportunity: We are committed to a) reduce food insecurity and improving access to healthy foods, b) preserve and improve the availability of affordable housing and improve care coordination to serve individuals experiencing homelessness and to prevent displacement, and c) improve educational attainment and employment opportunities for underserved populations.
Mental and Behavioral Health: We are committed to a) improve access and connection to mental health care in clinical and community settings, b) improve and build the current and emerging mental health workforce to meet community needs, and c) reduce mental health stigma and improve knowledge, capacity, and resilience in individuals, communities, and organizations.
Across these areas, we work to inspire and support people to be healthier in all aspects of their lives, and build stronger, healthier communities. In addition to dedicating resources through Community Benefit, we also leverage substantial additional assets that improve community health, including our healthcare workforce volunteerism.
At Kaiser Permanente, we believe in using the full range of our organization’s assets to improve the health of the communities we serve. We regularly gather data and seek input from our community partners and members to inform our investments and to guide the development of strategies that can make long-term, sustainable change and improve health. We are pleased to share our 2019 Community Benefit Year-End report for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Fontana and Ontario that summarize our efforts and highlight specific strategies and resources we deployed to respond to the prioritized health needs in those communities.
Note: While Kaiser Permanente is committed to addressing these needs, local service areas will strategically and carefully invite community partners to apply for funding in order to address needs that align with the local Implementation Strategy Plans, which may have some variations of the strategic priorities listed above. Please scroll down to view the areas that are currently being funded in this area.
Recent Related News
- May 22, 2018 – Kaiser Permanente Announces $200 Million Impact Investment, Partners with U.S. Mayors and CEOs
- May 14, 2018 – Leadership Winner Recognizes Health Depends on Economic Opportunities
- May 14, 2018 – Kaiser Permanente Joins de Beaumont Foundation as National Partner in CityHealth Initiative
San Bernardino County Area Grants Program
The grant information below is for historical information only. The 2021 grant application is by invitation only.
Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County Service Area provides grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that address the priority health needs for its community service area. The current funding priorities, funding timeline, and guidelines on how to apply are provided below.
If you would like to apply for Grant or Sponsorship Funding for a broader service area in Southern California or Nationally, visit this site for more information and to apply.
If you would like to apply for a local event sponsorship, such as: health fairs/expositions; conferences; symposia; public policy briefings; and health education forums; visit this site for more information and to apply.
Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County Area is currently focused on supporting the following health needs and related strategic priorities. Reviewing this area will help to ensure that your proposed grant project is aligned with these priorities.
- Consideration will be given to proposals that address more than one component, such as target outreach, enrollment, and retention efforts for low-income individuals and families who do not have public or private health coverage, provide regular routine care (preventative, prenatal care, dental), including chronic disease management (diabetes, asthma, obesity), and screen patients for basic social needs; or to support physician pipeline and training programs.
- Consideration will be given to proposals that address more than one component, such as organization capacity building, direct services, integration of mental health tied to navigation, workforce pipeline programs, education about trauma and resilience, practice and policy changes in schools and institutions to be trauma-informed.
- Consideration will be given to proposals to increase access to healthy foods, food benefit and distribution programs, or plan to serve those at risk or experiencing homelessness, or that provide educational attainment and pipeline programs.
To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County Area Community Health grant, an applicant organization (or fiscal agent), must have operations in California and be one of the following types of nonprofit organizations:
- 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization with a 509 (a) designation indicating that the organization is not a private foundation
- A local, state, or federal government agency, including any of its subdivisions that perform substantial governmental functions
In addition, organizations must:
- Provide direct services to disadvantaged and/or underserved populations that address funding priorities identified in the Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County Service Area Community Health Needs Assessment
- Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County Service Area, which includes the communities of: Angelus Oaks, Apple Valley, Banning, Beaumont, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Bloomington, Calimesa, Cedar Glen, Cedarpines Park, Cherry Valley, Hesperia, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Lytle Creek, Mentone, Mountain View Acres, Muscoy, Patton, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Redlands, Rialto, Rimforest, Rubidoux, Running Springs, San Bernardino, Skyforest, Sugarloaf, Twin Peaks, Victorville, Wrightwood, Yucaipa, Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, La Verne, Mira Loma, Montclair, Mt. Baldy, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio Heights, Upland
Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County Area Community Health does not consider funding requests from international, social, recreational clubs, or for the following:
- Sports teams and tournaments (e.g., golf tournaments, tennis events, walks, and runs)
- Religious purposes
- Partisan political activities
- Endowments or memorials
- Re-granting purposes to other organizations
Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County Area will not consider requests from organizations that discriminate based on gender, age, economic status, educational background, race, color, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or marital status in your programs, services, policies and administration. In addition, Community Health grants will not be awarded for activities, events, or programs organized or solely sponsored by alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceutical companies, or companies that produce firearms.
We generally do not provide grants for academic research, capital campaigns, event sponsorships (including community health fairs), or political campaigns.
Organizations may only submit one application in one health need area. The grant application limit is $25, 000 and have a 1 year grant term. Request for core operating funds will only be accepted for the Mental and Behavioral Health need area. All other budget request should only be for program expenses or key staff needed to deliver programs and services.
To view your submitted application click here.
NOTE: Only one (1) application will be accepted per organization per cycle per funding priority need
By the Numbers
Looking for CHNA Reports?
You can find all the CHNA Reports organized by Year and Medical Center in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Section of the Service Areas Page.